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about 1 year ago
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - London, London - UK

Job Summary

AECOM are currently recruiting for a Senior Consultant to join our London Sustainability team, which has an established track record of providing consultancy services to government and commercial clients on sustainability and energy policy (and related research) for low energy/ carbon buildings and has played a leading role in developing industry guidance in these areas.

This role offers a great opportunity for career progression for a candidate showing passion, technical ability and leadership skills.

About us:

Our team is developing low carbon energy strategies for major developments across London and the UK and helping drive policy and guidance around low carbon building design.

We work within the Building & Places division which provides a multidisciplinary offering consisting of a variety of consultancy services ranging from Civil, Structural and MEP Engineering, Cost Management, Quantity Surveying and Environmental.

Our modern office is situated in Aldgate, London. In addition to our specialist sustainability team of around 35 staff, our office also accommodates a wide range of other capabilities including our masterplanning and building engineering teams.

The Senior Consultant will particularly support the following area of work:

Research and policy support – Desk based analysis, field trials and stakeholder engagement to inform national and local regulations, guidance and training for both public and private sector clients. Desk based analysis could include, for example, building energy and carbon modelling, and analysis of building monitoring data and related datasets.

The consultant may on occasions also support other areas of work including energy strategies for new developments and planning support, renewable energy actions plans and District Energy (Heating) feasibility studies

Current Projects:


BEIS Building for 2050 – The aim of this project is to recommend how to increase the supply and demand for low carbon homes particularly through social research and physical monitoring of innovative housing projects from the early stage through to post occupancy performance.


Wales Part L – We are currently reviewing Part L of the Building Regulations for Wales to assess the technical feasibility and economic viability for new buildings and existing buildings undertaking works of: raising energy and carbon standards, improve the performance, and reduce the risk of overheating.


BEIS Innovation Competitions – We are helping set-up and manage several Innovation Competitions related to smart meter enabled product and services to help drive further energy savings and other benefits. This includes more accurate measurement of the thermal performance of buildings and helping encourage occupant behaviour change to reduce energy consumption.


Overheating research for Republic of Ireland – We are carrying out research on the overheating risk in new homes in Ireland to inform revisions to overheating risk assessment methodology within Building Regulations Part L.Analysis on cost and benefits of tighter standards for new buildings for the Committee on


Climate Change (CCC) – We are undertaking technical analysis to help inform CCC’s view on the net benefits of progressively tightening Building Regulations for new buildings over the next decade.


Old Oak Common – We are currently supporting the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation to define the energy strategy for proposed housing led regeneration to complement the new HS2 and cross rail interchanges at Old Oak Common, this is one of the largest regeneration schemes in the UK.


Silvertown Quays – We are developing the energy strategy for this major mixed-use regeneration project for Lend lease in the London Borough of Newham.


Maidstone Heat Network – We are working for Kent County Council to undertake a feasibility study for a potential heat network in the town.

Job Duties:


Take a leading role in the delivery of research and policy projects.


Take a leading role in energy modelling and energy strategy development.


Assist with the commercial and financial control of your projects.


Report writing and production of technical guidance and documents.


Interfacing, communicating and building relationships with clients and key contacts around the business and wider industry.


Bid writing and winning work.

Specific Skills Required:


Experience in research and data analysis related to energy use in buildings, including experience of working with and analysing large datasets


Broad knowledge of building fabric, building services and renewable and low carbon technologies particularly for the residential sector but also for the non-residential sector


Knowledge of national energy policy, building regulations, planning policy requirements and routes to compliance


Experienced in SAP modelling. Ability to undertake non-domestic energy modelling and/or dynamical thermal modelling is beneficial but not essential.


Advanced Excel capability


Proven experience in the delivery of projects to quality, time and budget.


Previous exposure with clients in the relevant areas of interest.

Minimum Requirements


Experience in building design sector or energy research related to the built environment.


Experience of energy policy and related research activities.


Good understanding of the fundamentals of building physics.


Development of complex Excel based spreadsheet models to support energy analysis.


Use of SAP modelling in determining energy demands and potential savings.


Experience in identification and assessment of potential energy conservation measures and low carbon or renewable technologies in the built environment.


Track record of project delivery from proposal preparation through to project completion.

Preferred Qualifications


Degree educated or equivalent in an engineering or science discipline


Ideally educated to MEng or MSc level or equivalent


Experience in relevant field

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 212982BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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